About the Book
“Smears of pink and orange painted the sky on the first day of my journey to America. I waved goodbye to Haiti when the final horn blew marking the beginning of our voyage.”
It all started for the love and necessity of dreaming, creating and sharing. We want to engage the imagination of young minds because of their extraordinary capacity to invent the future. La Plume offers students the opportunity to express themselves through a short story with rules relevant to their grade level. A panel of professional from the literary, educational and the art world evaluate all submissions. A Grand Prize, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner is selected per level (Elementary, Middle and High School). Cash prizes, Certificates and Creative Writing Workshops are awarded to all winners and for those participating in the workshops, their full edited story is compiled in an e-book. Each Grand Prize has also their manuscript published as a book and a podcast. The Grand Prize and 1st Place winners have a video clip made on an excerpt of their story. The other winning categories are the Honorary, the Achievement and the Encouragement Award.